Can I wear my engagement ring on the middle finger?


Engagement rings are mostly worn on the ring finger. But what about the middle one?

Today, many couples decide not to follow the traditional guidelines anymore when it comes to their wedding. This includes how to wear the engagement and wedding rings.

In many European countries, it is still tradition to wear the engagement ring on the left and the wedding band on the right hand. These customs often aren't being followed anymore – mostly due to practical reasons. For example, many fear a faster wear and tear of their precious engagement ring when it’s being worn on the more active writing hand.

Can I wear my engagement ring on my middle finger?

Yes, you certainly can. Engagement and marriage are probably the most personal and individual events of your life, and you should absolutely do it your way. (E.g. by personalizing your engagement ring or wedding band, to begin with)

There are numerous reasons for wearing your engagement ring on the middle finger


  • You simply like how wearing your ring on the middle finger looks? Do it!
  • Full visibility: It is very popular among brides to stack wedding band and engagement ring on top of each other. However, if you'd like full visibility for both rings, it can look amazing to wear them next to each other. A striking engagement ring doesn’t conceal the wedding band when worn on the middle finger!
  • Wearing your ring on the middle finger is an unconventional and individual alternative.

Practical reasons

  • Handwriting: If you're writing a lot with the hand you're wearing your ring on, it might be a bit irritating. In case you'd like to keep the ring on the same hand anyways, just slip it over your middle finger.
  • In winter: During the hot months, our fingers tend to swell up a little. This means that if your ring fits perfectly in summer, it might be a bit loose in the winter time. If your ring is so loose that it's likely to slip off your finger, you're better off either resizing it or wearing it on your – usually thicker – middle finger for some time.
  • Before resizing: Especially if a ring was gifted for engagement, its size might not be right at first. If your ring's too wide, just wear it on the middle finger in the meantime. If it's too small, you can put it on the pinky.

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Your diamond ring is supposed to be worn with a smile every single day. That's why it's the first priority to get that ring that matches your style perfectly! My Diamond Ring's mission is to help women and men to find that perfect ring.

How to design your ring

  • Our ring configurator allows you to select a setting and its material (yellow, pink or white gold) first.
  • In the next step, you may choose the diamond that fits your expectations (prize, size, quality) out of a range of GIA-certified diamonds.
  • Add a free engraving in the last step if you wish and, importantly, let us know the ring size you'd like your ring to be made in.

Note: Your middle finger is usually one or two sizes bigger than your ring finger.

This is how to find out the right ring size

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